Charleston Bachelor Party Guide

June 2, 2024

Charleston is a great spot for a bachelor weekend—fantastic weather, great bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the beach and city life all in one. We’ve rounded up the best hotels and rental properties to stay at, where to eat and drink, and what to do while visiting Charleston, South Carolina.

Charleston Bachelor Party Guide

Where to Stay

Here is our round up of hotels and rental properties to stay at in Downtown Charleston, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Mount Pleasant. And no matter where you stay, you can get to the other parts of town fairly easily.

The Spectator Hotel

Downtown Charleston

Downtown Charleston is a great spot to stay if you want to be able to walk to rooftop bars, clubs, dinners, hotel pools, and still be able to make day trips to the beach. And head to our guide on the best hotels with outdoor pools if having a pool is a must have amenity!

Downtown Charleston Hotels

Downtown Charleston Vacation Rental Companies

Folly Beach

Head to Folly for a beach focused Bachelor trip. Folly is laid back and has lots of fun bars, coastal restaurants that serve fresh seafood and tacos, beach access, and water activities.

Folly Beach Hotels

Folly Beach Vacation Rental Companies

Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms is a great beach town that is located just minutes from Shem Creek and Downtown Charleston. Isle of Palms has a public golf course located at Wild Dunes, live music at The Windjammer, and lots of great bars and restaurants to head to after a day at the beach.


Beach Vacation Rental House Companies

Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island only has a few rental properties, but finding one is well worth the hunt. Middle Street on Sullivan’s has great BBQ, Mexican Food, Burgers, and Bars. Everything on the island is just a short walk or golf cart ride away.

Sullivan’s Island Vacation Rental Companies

Mount Pleasant and Shem Creek

Mount Pleasant is a suburb between Downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island. Mount Pleasant is located centrally so you can hop on over to Shem Creek, which has great coastal restaurants and bars that are open late, or you can head to Sullivan’s, Isle of Palms, or Downtown for the day.


Vacation Rental House Companies

What to do

Party Boat Tours

Charleston Party Cat

There is no better way to experience Charleston than from the water. Charleston has a ton of great boat tour options including, Party Boat Tours, Yacht Charters, Fishing Charters, and Sailing Cruises. Head to our Boat Tour Guide to view Charleston’s different party boat tours.

Boat Tour Guide

Bar Hopping/Clubs

Trio Charleston

Downtown Charleston has lots of great bars and clubs that will be the perfect places to hang with your crew. Ritual, The Citrus Club, and The rooftop at The Vendue, are great rooftop bars with awesome views of the city, and if you are looking for more of a club scene, we recommend heading to Trio, Deco, or Republic; you can reserve tables and bottle service at all of these. Lastly, check out Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant if you want to party with views of the water. Shem Creek is in a residential part of town so the restaurants do close earlier than downtown restaurants and bars. Red’s Ice House and Tavern and Table do stay open until 11:00pm.


VIP Tables at Ritual

VIP Tables at Trio

VIP Bottle Service at Deco

VIP bottle service at republic 


Charleston Golf Guide

Charleston is such a beautiful city, so why not spend some of your bachelor weekend golfing outside with stunning views? Here are a few top public golf courses in Charleston, SC. 

The Wild Dunes Links Course on Isle of Palms, 35 minutes from downtown, is located in the beautiful Wild Dunes Resort. The Links finale hole has a beautiful ocean view and you can head to the ocean or one of the Wild Dunes restaurants after your game.

In Mount Pleasant, you can visit Charleston National in North Mount Pleasant, 20 minutes from downtown, or Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, 10 to 15 minutes from downtown, located on the Charleston Harbor.

Lastly, the City of Charleston Municipal Course is located on James Island, 10 to 15 minutes from downtown and right near The Charleston Pour House, so you can stop by for live music and drinks after your round. 


TopGolf Charleston

Head to North Charleston (just 15 minutes from Downtown Charleston) to play a round of Topgolf, and after Topgolf, head to the Rusty Bull for burgers and beers.

Book a Bay 


Axe Throwing

Visit North Charleston

Want to hang out at a bar for the afternoon and try your hand at Axe Throwing? Located in the same building as Rusty Bull North Charleston is Chucktown Axe Throwing. Tickets are $28 for an hour of axe throwing, and you never know – you could be really good or terrible at it, but you won’t know until you try. 

Chucktown Axe Throwing

Live Music

Charleston has lots of live music options to enjoy with your group. Head to the Windjammer on Isle of Palms for nightly concerts near the beach, and be sure to purchase tickets online. You can also view our full list of restaurants with live music in Charleston.


Beach Day

Head to the beach for the day for some sunshine and time in the water. Even if you aren’t staying on an island, all the islands are nearby. Head to our Charleston Beach Guide to learn about beach chair rentals, water sports equipment, and where to buy swimsuits and beachwear.

Beach Guide

Where to drink

Charleston has great breweries to hang out at and grab local beers. If you are staying Downtown, we recommend stopping by Revelry Brewing, which has a rooftop area, a tasting room, and a food truck serving sushi rolls, tacos, and more. In Downtown, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. is also a local favorite. You can find Edmund’s Oast’s beer in restaurants all over town. Edmund’s Oast has a restaurant and brewpub with a covered outdoor patio and a taproom located right next to popular tex-mex restaurant Rancho Lewis – Rancho Lewis has some great margaritas and fajitas.

For more brewery recommendations, view our Top Breweries in Charleston Guide.

Where to Eat

Breakfast / Coffee